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Recreation

Climbers Permanently Protect Hell’s Kitchen

Outdoorist groups like the climbers’ Access Fund try to convert private land to sustainably usable public parks.

Source: Climbers Permanently Protect Hell’s Kitchen – Access Fund

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Biodiversity

What threatens the black-footed ferret?

An endangered species success story has begun to reverse, and no one is sure why.

Read: What threatens the black-footed ferret? — High Country News – Know the West

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Lifestyle

Underground Legend Finishes Hiking’s Triple Crown—For His Fourth Time

If we all lived like Bill “One Gallon” Nedderman, we’d all be rich, at least in outdoor experience. How does he do it?

Read: Underground Legend Finishes Hiking’s Triple Crown—For His Fourth Time | Adventure Journal

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Lifestyle

4 U.S. Environmental Laws That Athletes Should Know And Fight For

How porta-potties embody the tragedy of the commons, and other insightful appreciations of hard-won legislative victories.

Read: 4 U.S. Environmental Laws That Athletes Should Know And Fight For | Trail Runner Magazine

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Public Lands

Conservation groups prioritize permanent protections, environmental law in Clark County lands bill

Nevada has a history of horse-trading land to balance conservation and development. How will the prized desert around Las Vegas be divided?

Source: Conservation groups prioritize permanent protections, environmental law in Clark County lands bill

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Climate

Climate cases set the stage for oil and gas leasing reform (Lease relief)

If courts are the last line of defense for the climate, how long will it be before the Trump administration’s efforts to stack them take effect?

Source: Climate cases set the stage for oil and gas leasing reform (Lease relief) — High Country News – Know the West

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Public Lands

Proponent of Public Land Sell Offs Will Continue to Lead BLM

Photo credit: Leslie Kehmeier, via BLM Flickr

Has William Perry Pendley tried to sell your favorite public lands?

Read: Proponent of Public Land Sell Offs Will Continue to Lead BLM

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Public Lands

The North American Model, Explained

Too often we take for granted what Roosevelt and generations of conservation-minded leaders have left us: a system of public lands that is unparalleled in all the world; the best-managed fish and wildlife populations of any nation; and the ability for all Americans to hunt and fish, regardless of class or economic status.

Read: The North American Model, Explained | Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

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Public Lands

When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate (Crossing to Safety)

Why would a community experiencing many wildlife collisions reject wildlife crossing projects? The voters of Island Sky, Idaho will tell you.

Read: When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate (Crossing to Safety) — High Country News – Know the West

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Biodiversity

Ocean Change Written into Bird Bodies

Like a Bering sea-bird, this article is packed full of strange, informative, and portentous information.

Read: Ocean Change Written into Bird Bodies